Beaten twice in their first three matches, the Blues have completely relaunched themselves in the race to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament by winning against Russia, until then undefeated in Tokyo.
Laurent Tillie's men, who regained their strength in the block but also an Earvin Ngapeth in great shape, won in four sets (25-21, 20-25, 25-17, 25-20).
Now third in their group, the Habs will face Brazil on Sunday.
The full Olympic program
The Olympic medal table